Location: Tobago Cays
Today I woke up and rolled out of bed, and like any other day first went to check the battery charge and the water tanks. I intended to run the engine for the motor from Chatham Bay to Tobago Cays, so I didn’t need to run the generator for charging the batteries or cooling the fridge in the morning, which is always nice to cut down on generator run time. After breakfast, I did my usual engine check and started the engine. It took a little bit to get the anchor up as we had about 3 1/2 shots out (about 350 ft of chain), but we got there and were underway. I motored us around the corner and up to Clifton Harbor on Union Island, where we launched one of our dinghies to go drop off trash and get some jerry cans filled while I stood off just outside the channel with the big boat. They got back, and it was off to Tobago Cays. The entrance of Tobago Cays is quite reefy and unmarked, but with good sunlight, a narrow but very defined channel can be seen. We snaked in through the channel into the anchorage. Tobago Cays is one of the most picturesque anchorages in the route we do. We arrived and put two anchors down because it’s also one of the most draggy. After that, I dropped our tiller steer dinghy (Exy) and taught our students how to drive a dinghy. It was quite fun. I had each of them dock with Ocean Star and drive around a mooring ball. After that, we had fried rice for dinner and enjoyed the sunset over Mayreau.